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cosmopolitan international city, were east meets west. then and now, muslims and christians on mexico exist to a different degree and the american missionary presence in the middle east was significant in beirut and it became sort of launching pad for creating what became the greatest university in the region because of this action. >> at the university happened but in another middle eastern city and survived? >> perhaps, but the american presence was no greater anywhere else in addition to being ambition is an visionary and practical and compassionate come was very picchu radically american. he wanted to create a school that was not going to be controlled by other nationalities or other interests. he wanted a score that represented the american model of education, that this american values and key people in the middle east and awareness that american education was something that would benefit their lives every day in tangible ways and he succeeded. >> why is it important to tell the story? >> has most middle easterners and americans for example are aware of this longer, deeper, humanitaria
it an international city, but only part of it is an international city. the rest of it, there's this enormous murder rate. there are a lot of schools in trouble. >> but has he gone on to a political reset? your article has rahm emanuel 2.0. >> i mean he's reset in the sense that he's in charge of a city now. he's not whipping congressmen into shape. he's not a chief of staff in the white house. so he's reset his demeanor. but i think if you talk to people who cover him all the time in chicago, he comes in on a kind of reformist theme and yet there's no transparency in there. he replaces the ethics committee without any public input. he's wealthy so he's not somebody who is going to take kickbacks. but the system around him is difficult to change. i don't know if he's up to changing it. you have jesse jackson jr. >> can i ask about him quickly. what led to this downfall? >> it's a corruption case. i mean he's involved in -- >> that's the politics in general? >> he's involved with a major corporation that a h a slush fund and there's a federal investigation. the corporation got raided a month before h
. they sent investigators to mexico city. they began digging through the auditing trail and internal sort of pay records to see whether or nine what this man had told them had merit or not. before too long, the investigators came back and said, you know what? it looks like there is something here. in fact, they wrote in a report that was sent to the very top walmart executives, there is reasonable suspicion to believe laws have been violated in mexico and the united states. what you're really referring to was the foreign corrupt practices act, which is the federal law that makes it a crime for u.s. companies to pay bribes to officials in foreign countries. but that is where the story starts getting unusual. that is what we focused on in april. rather than acting on the advice of their investigators, some of whom were basically former veteran fbi agents, instead they took the really unusual step of taking the internal investigation away from these experienced veteran criminal avesta gators in the united states, and handed it off to the man who at the time was the general counsel of walmart
crashed into an overpass at the city's international airport. our affiliate wplg reports two people have been killed. at least 30 people were hospitalized, three of them with critical injuries. >>> cleanup and an investigation is under way in southern new jersey after a freight train derailed on a bridge and crashed into a creek. four of the freight cars involved were carrying a highly toxic chemical which leaked into the creek. hundreds of residents were evacuated from the area and 71 people were taken to the hospital with respiratory issues. >>> john mcafee made a fortune as a pioneer of anti-virus software, but he spent the past several weeks shielding himself from authorities in belize. he's wanted for questioning in the killing of his neighbor last months. he hadn't been seen for three weeks until last night when he sat down with cnn's martin s savidge for an exclusive interview. i understand just getting to this interview was really an adventure in itself. they're looking for him. you found him. >> that was something almost out of a low-grade spy movie. it began with three words wh
a new york city hotel maid sexual assault lawsuit against former international monetary fund chief dominique strauss-kahn. the former ims chief's lawyer saying the two sides should resolve the case. tuesday, giving back to military families. michelle obama will visit a dc military base to deliver toys and gifts to the marine corps toys for tots campaign. wednesday, the pope turns to social media. pope benedict xvi recently launched his own twitter page, and starting wednesday, the pope himself will begin to tweet. he'll respond to questions put to him about faith and belief by twitter users, asking the ask pontiff hashtag. thursday, violent protests against the new charter continue in egypt, mohammed morsi warns once it is passed, there should be no obstacle and everyone must follow its will. that's a look at the week ahead. fox news. >>> they promise their fourth fight would end in a knockout. mission accomplished for mannie pacquiao and juan marques. >> and we'll also have the recipe for a skins win, coming up. >> hopefully they don't need the sunshine to win, melanie, because we
best november since 1973. in syria, the u.n. announced it is pulling out non-essential international staff for their own safety. those who remain will be restricted to the capital city, damascus. separately, the u.s. voiced mounting concern about activity at syrian government sites storing chemical weapons. this afternoon, president obama warned syrian leader bashar al- assad not to cross that line. oday i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command, the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences. and you will be held accountable. >> sreenivasan: in response, syria's government released a statement saying it would never use chemical weapons on its own people. the regime has never confirmed it has such weapons. there were warnings about greater curbs on the internet, as the world's nations gathered today for a summit on telecommunications. the 11-day conference in dubai is the first such review since 1988, well before the web was ful
in the capital city of damascus. as opposition forces say that they could accept an international peace keeping force if president assad steps aside. meanwhile, a u.s.-based monitor confirms the country's two-day internet blackout is now over. conner powell is live for us in the region with the very latest. conner? >> heather, the internet is now on in damascus, but appears much of the rest of syria is still without internet and other mobile phone connection. the assad government blamed that disconnection on terrorists, but outside monitoring groups say no, in fact it's the assad regime that cut the connection. the question is why would they do that? we've seen more and more fighting getting closer and closer to damascus. particularly into the areas where the government is the strongest, like around the airport, which has been open and planes have been coming and going since the start of this war nearly two years ago. in the last two days, fighting has gotten particularly heavy and flights have been canceled out of the international airport. the rebels at one point claimed to have held the road
international airport an official battleground. they said it's a legitimate target and they urged civilians to stay clear. fighting near the airport and around the capital city has intensified in the past week. the latest amateur video showed street battles and a car set afire by a rocket attack. the exiled leader of hamas khaled meshaal entered gaza today for the first time. it was, in part, a show of defiance after the militant group's latest clash with israel. we have a report narrated by jonathan rugman of "independent television news." >> reporter: he crossed the border from egypt with tears in his eyes. the leader of hamas setting foot on palestinian territory for the first time in 37 years. he had never been to gaza in his life but after kissing the tarmac apparently sobbing as he did so khaled meshaal said gaza had always been in his heart. there to greet him were the al qassam brigades. named after an arab rebel leader killed by the british in the 1930s. 80 years on the fight for self- rule isn't over. and thousands turned out to watch meshaal's cavalcade crawl through gaza city ju
international considers him a political prisoner was not granted a fair trial. on friday, singers harry belafonte and pete seeger hosted the "ring leonard peltier home in 2012 concert" at the beacon theater in new york city to raise awareness of his 37-year- old ordeal and plea for executive clemency from president obama. among those who spoke with academy award winning filmmaker, michael moore. >> [inaudible] the idea of how we incarcerate people in this country -- leonard is there for a crime he did not commit. he has served 37 years enslaved in a pen. what will history write about us and how to lock up some of our best people? there for the grace of god go you or i. i woke up today and i was inspired by his poetry, so i decided to write a poem for him. i will read it to you first and somehow i will get him on the phone and read it to him read. here goes. dear mr. president, please let leonard come home let him be home for christmas that would make my yuletide gay but his troubles be far, far away he has been gone some 37 years just think of what he has missed i want to take into ikea
in auckland. they are one of the first to greet each new year because of its proximity to the international dateline. quite a show there. jon: take a look at this. the party underway in reclusive north korea. history in the making here. complete with official national fireworks in the capital city of pongyang. this is the first public new year's celebration in north korea in a very long time. uma: and final preparations are under way for tonight's big party in new york city. crews testing the giant crystal ball that will drop over times square. this year's ball covered in more than 2600 waterford crystals that can change colors. meantime crews are hard at work getting ready for one of the country's most famous new year's day tradition the beautiful tournament of roses parade held in california. bob decrass toe from kttv in los angeles joins us from nearby irwindale where the floats are coming together. >> reporter: uma, happy new year, to you. it is very noisy here. a lot of activity here about a hour and a half from now it is judging time. the floats for the most part are completely finish
countries and the internally displaced persons to hold the region's. at the same time, as logistically challenging as it may be, holding elections in the major cities and in the northern regions would be this strong guest impossible of mali's sovereignty or territory and steps of rebuilding a democracy. the transition government is government plans and actions to the public and the crisis of legitimacy. the international community needs to harmonize its approach toward the pursuit of the polls that could lead to the legitimately elected government and military actions to detect the north. the contradictory public that take the military option off the table in the short and medium-term may only serve to emboldened the extra hauling them time to reinforce their presence. such also exacerbate fear there may be a conspiracy to breakout and to the civilian space rule out the hand of the pro-democracy forces within the country and for the work that is deeply invested in the space rule. many malians were proud of the country's democracy to consolidating the need by strengthening institutions
of financial support they got from the opposition or international community. would that make the situation more difficult? despite that, all of these liberated areas, they became very excited. they start thinking about some civilian projects. in one city, as example, six elementary and secondary schools are out of service. no one is interested to send his kids to the school. when i left the city -- next week, a fighter jet hits one of the schools. this is why none of the people are interested to send their kids to the school. they are still easy targets. even the hospitals are being targeted by the regime. we cannot call these as mainly liberated areas, because they are still targeted by the air force of the assad regime. that reflects the difficulties between the different groups of the three syrian army. we have borders with iraq and turkey under the control of the free syrian army. because of the absence of having a central command of the free syrian army, each border is controlled by a different group. there is a lack of authority which can extend its power. there is high risk for any
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